Description: In recent decades, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education has been enhancing their teaching methods to engage students in a more meaningful way in their learning processes. Instead of content-delivery with a teacher-centred classroom, STEM educators have shifted the focus of their instruction more towards learner-centred methods. Active Learning (AL) has been a crucial part of this reformation and shown to improve students’ learning across different science disciplines (Freeman et al, 2014). Using AL in a science classroom is not only beneficial for students but also helpful for instructors to revise their course goals and receive immediate feedback on students’ learning progress. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss various aspects of AL methods, their benefits and challenges (and how we can overcome them), and the importance of creating a welcoming learning culture to implement AL methods in an equitable way.
When: December 2 at 04:00 PM